One of the things most people enjoy on their smartphone is watching favorite videos on YouTube. But if you use your mobile data connection to watch them it may take long hours to complete the videos. Finding a WiFi hotspot or 3G connectivity is not easy either. Besides all these the YouTube ads in the beginning are also so annoying that you would feel to close down the app.

The best solution to get rid of constant buffering and annoying ads, is to download the videos to your android device when you have a good connectivity and watch them offline whenever you want. There are several free apps available which allows to download the videos from YouTube. Here we are using an app called TubeMate YouTube Downloader to download the videos. It’s a small handy tool to download YouTube videos to android smartphones and tablets for offline viewing. Below are the step-by-step guide to use the TubeMate.

How to Download YouTube Videos on Android

The TubeMate app is not available at Google Play store, so first of all you have to download the app to your android device. Go to and you will see a list of verified sites to download the app. Select to Download from AndroidFreeware.


Once you are at AndroidFreeware, Click on the Install App button, then select the location to save the file and click OK. The APK file will download to your device.

Download YouTube Videos to Android Smartphones and Tablets

Android will not allow you to install any application from external sources by default. So you have to change this settings. Go to Settings -> Security and then enable the option to Allow the installation of non-Market apps. You will get a warning message, tap OK. For security purpose turn off this option once the TubeMate app is installed. (This procedure is same whenever you install an android APK manually).

Now Tap on the TubeMate APK file you have downloaded and select Install. The app will install to your device in few seconds.

Open the TubeMate application and you will see popular videos of YouTube in your home screen. Use the search option to browse for your favorite videos.


Once you open a video and click on Play button the app will ask you whether you want to Download or Watch the video. Tap on Download option to start the download process.


Then the app will fetch the video information and will display a list of video formats to download.


After you choose a resolution, the TubeMate will immediately start downloading the video.


The videos will be saved at your Videos directory and you can watch them on your favorite media player whenever you want.

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